Don Hunter compiled his fictional columns in The Province about life in a Gulf Islands community for Spinner’s Inlet, shortlisted for the Leacock Medal for Humour. Hunter scripted most of the 1986 CBC Television movie 9B and the network drama mini-series 9B of January/February 1989 (five one-hour shows) based on an original story concerning a year teaching in B.C.’s north country. He grew up near the English Lake District, did his two-years national service in the British Army’s 16th Independent Parachute Brigade, and taught high school in England and in British Columbia before joining the Vancouver Province newspaper as a reporter and feature writer and eventually senior columnist. He has contributed to dozens of magazines including Maclean’s and Reader’s Digest. He has his teacher’s certificate from UBC and he has served as President of Local 115 The Newspaper Guild (1976-1977). He and his wife June have two daughters, and they live in Fort Langley, B.C. Please visit www.donhunter.ca.